The Hobbit (book) – Guest Review

THE HOBBIT   J.R.R. TOLKIEN   * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * One of our regular book clubbers has very kindly agreed to put (virtual) pen to (virtual) page and write us a superb … Continue reading The Hobbit (book) – Guest Review

Christmas Gift for YOU from Chris Nickson

MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL!   Tis the season to be jolly and once again the amazing Chris Nickson has provided us with a very special surprise - an exclusive short story!!! As regular readers will know, Chris is the author of the intriguing Richard Nottingham series. In this story, he moves away from crime … Continue reading Christmas Gift for YOU from Chris Nickson

Huge Thanks

This year has been a roller coaster for Leeds Book Club and me personally. I'd like to take a moment to thank a few people who've gone above and beyond in their support, help and/or friendship. Naturally, I know that the moment I post this, I'll instantly think of 10 people I should have included … Continue reading Huge Thanks

Christmas Read-a-Long – Week 8

The Wind in the Willows KENNETH GRAHAME BLURB from Amazon When Kenneth Grahame first entertained his son with letters about a petulant character named Toad, he had no way of knowing that his creation—together with his friends Mole, Rat, and Badger—would delight children for nearly 100 years. Here they are once more, pursuing adventure in … Continue reading Christmas Read-a-Long – Week 8

The Wind in the Willows Review

Every year the West Yorkshire Playhouse puts on a family friendly production over the Christmas season. And each year, the aim seems to be to create such a warm, sumptuous and lavish performance as to terrify the next person to take on the task!  Credit to photographer Keith Pattison For Ian Brown - the director … Continue reading The Wind in the Willows Review

Leeds Libraries is hosting a Tolkien event!

A talk will be held at Leeds Libraries to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's life and work in Leeds.    Venue: Central Library Date:  14th of December 2012 Time:  12:30pm - 2:30pm   For details, call (0113) 247 6016   Please note: This is a ticketed event - £4.00 (£3.00 concessions) 

Podcast Interview with Ruth F Long

LeedsBookClub are delighted to be joined by Ruth F Long - author of Tales of the Holtlands, The Scroll Thief and - her most recent novel - The Treachery of Beautiful Things for our most recent podcast.    Ruth and I were chatting over skype and though it sounded fine at the time, our conversation … Continue reading Podcast Interview with Ruth F Long

Christmas Read-a-Long – Week 7

The Wind in the Willows KENNETH GRAHAME   BLURB from Amazon When Kenneth Grahame first entertained his son with letters about a petulant character named Toad, he had no way of knowing that his creation—together with his friends Mole, Rat, and Badger—would delight children for nearly 100 years. Here they are once more, pursuing adventure … Continue reading Christmas Read-a-Long – Week 7

Sonnet XVII – Pablo Neruda

Sonnet XVII I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the … Continue reading Sonnet XVII – Pablo Neruda

Medusa LBC – Empire of the Sun Write Up

Medusa LBC   Date:  Wednesday 14th of November 2012 Time:  7:30pm Address: 8-10 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds  Discussing:  EMPIRE OF THE SUN J.G. BALLARD * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * * * * * * * S P O I L E R S * … Continue reading Medusa LBC – Empire of the Sun Write Up